THOUGHTS for the WEEK

 
QUOTES & INTERESTING ARTICLES BROUGHT TO YOU EVERY WEEK 
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The real gift...

posted 12 May 2017, 04:29 by C S Paul   [ updated 12 May 2017, 04:32 ]

The real gift...

1) THE GIFT OF LISTENING...
But you must REALLY listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening.

2) THE GIFT OF AFFECTION... 
Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends.

3) THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER... 
Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."

4) THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE... 
It can be a simple "Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.

5) THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT... 
A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "You did a super job" or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.

6) THE GIFT OF A FAVOUR... 
Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.

7) THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE... 
There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.

8) THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION... 
The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone, really it's not that hard to say, "Hello" or "Thank you." 

At all times Dare To Be

posted 5 May 2017, 22:36 by C S Paul

Dare To Be
Steve Maraboli

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to Be!

You are what you think you are

posted 28 Apr 2017, 22:35 by C S Paul

You are what you think you are

Golfer Arnold Palmer has won hundreds of trophies but apparently he never flaunts these. I have read that in his office is only one trophy on display. 

It is a small cup he received at his first professional win at the Canadian Open in 1955. And on his office wall is a lone framed plaque which reads:

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win but think you can't, it's almost certain you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.

As the Bible says, "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7).

Some Rule for Living

posted 22 Apr 2017, 18:52 by C S Paul

Some Rule for Living 

(Author UnkNown.)

If you open it, close it.
If you turn it on, turn it off.
If you unlock it, lock it up.
If you break it, admit it.
If you can't fix it, call someone who can.
If you borrow it, return it.
If you value it, put it back.
If you make a mess, clean it up.
If you move it, put it back.
If it belongs to someone else, get permission to use it.
If you don't know how to operate it, leave it alone.
If it's none of your business, don't ask questions.

Giving Our Best

posted 8 Apr 2017, 03:57 by C S Paul

Giving Our Best
Julie Hebert

Every day that we are alive,
We should be asking ourselves whether we,
Are we giving our best to each day,
This is something we may not all see.

See each day we are given is a gift,
And to waste it would be very wrong.
But our lives are just that,
Ours to do with and hope our life's long.

But that's just it, our lives may not be long,
And come to an end before we are ready.
Don't be that person, who regrets,
Live your life full and steady.

Close your eyes and go to sleep,
Knowing you've conquer your day.
You'll life will be very successful,
And you'll be happy to look back when you're gray.

Golden Rule for Living

posted 31 Mar 2017, 22:41 by C S Paul

Golden Rule for Living 

(Author UnkNown.)

If you open it, close it.
If you turn it on, turn it off.
If you unlock it, lock it up.
If you break it, admit it.
If you can't fix it, call someone who can.
If you borrow it, return it.
If you value it, put it back.
If you make a mess, clean it up.
If you move it, put it back.
If it belongs to someone else, get permission to use it.
If you don't know how to operate it, leave it alone.
If it's none of your business, don't ask questions.

On Positive thinking

posted 24 Mar 2017, 22:54 by C S Paul


On Positive thinking
Philippians 4:8King James Version (KJV)


Finally, brethren, 

whatsoever things are true, 

whatsoever things are honest, 

whatsoever things are just, 

whatsoever things are pure, 

whatsoever things are lovely, 

whatsoever things are of good report; 

if there be any virtue, 

and if there be any praise, 

think on these things.

Quitting Is Not The Way

posted 10 Mar 2017, 03:25 by C S Paul


Quitting Is Not The Way 
Poet: Julie Hebert

Go ahead and quit, if you can't see it through.
But don't come crying to me, when quitting is all you do.

Those who start to quit, when things start getting tough.
Start to see quitting, as a way to get out of stuff.

They never stick things through, and can't complete a thing.
Is this the type of person, you see yourself being? 

Quitters never win, no matter what you've heard.
Have you ever heard a quitter, that is picked to be referred?

Of course that would be silly, why would someone refer?
Someone who can't even accomplish, they are their own saboteurs.

Next time you want to quit, think who you want to be.
Quitters never win, I want more than this for thee.

I want to see success, surround you every day.
I want you to be happy, and want to scream hooray!

I want you in a job, that makes you're world so good.
I want the work you do, feel just like childhood.

But most of all I want, to see you see things through.
But not because you should, because you really want too.

And I realize you may be scared, that you can't see it through.
But I'm hear to tell you, you can, do anything you put your mind to. 

God Always Answers Prayer

posted 3 Mar 2017, 02:46 by C S Paul

God Always Answers Prayer

Rev. Robert H. Schuller  from his Book: "Positive Prayers for Power Filled Living" 


When the idea is not right, God says, "No."

No-when the idea is not the best. 
No-when the idea is absolutely wrong. 
No-when though it may help you, 
it could create problems for someone else.

When the time is not right, God says, "Slow."

What a catastrophe it would be if God answered every prayer at the snap of your fingers. Do you know what would happen? God would become your servant, not your master. Suddenly God would be working for you instead of you working for God.

Remember: God's delays are not God's denials. God's timing is perfect. Patience is what we need in prayer.

When you are not right, God says, "Grow."

The selfish person has to grow in unselfishness.
The cautious person must grow in courage. 
The timid person must grow in confidence. 
The dominating person must grow in sensitivity.
The critical person must grow in tolerance. 
The negative person must grow in positive attitudes. 
The pleasure-seeking person must grow in compassion for suffering people.

When everything is all right, God says, "Go."

Then miracles happen: 
A hopeless alcoholic is set free!
A drug addict finds release ! 
A doubter becomes as a child in his belief. 
Diseased tissue responds to treatment, and healing begins.
The door to your dream suddenly swings open and there 
stands God saying, "Go!"

What To Give Up During Lent

posted 23 Feb 2017, 22:59 by C S Paul

What To Give Up During Lent

Give up complaining. . . . . .. . .focus on gratitude.
Give up pessimism. . . . . . . .. . become an optimist.
Give up harsh judgments . ... ...think kindly thoughts.
Give up worry. . . . . . . . . . . . .trust Divine Providence.
Give up discouragement. . .. .. .be full of hope.
Give up bitterness. . . . . . .. .  .turn to forgiveness.
Give up hatred. . . . . . . . . .  . .return good for evil.
Give up negativism . . . . . . .. . be positive.
Give up anger. . . . . . . . . . .. . be more patient.
Give up pettiness. . . . . . . . .. . become mature.
Give up gloom. . . . . . . . .. . ..  enjoy the beauty that is all around you.
Give up jealousy. . . . . . . . . . . pray for trust.
Give up gossiping. . . . . . . . . . .control your tongue.
Give up sin. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. turn to virtue.
Give up giving up. . . . . . . . . . .hang in there!

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